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Accept the challenge of writing fiction that's not just good, but GREAT--and salable. Bestselling author Leonard Bishop provides 329 succinct, powerful chapters of writing instruction, each containing clear-cut examples to demonstrate, not just tell, the points he makes. Bishop offers lively comments and insights into the attitudes and experiences involved in a fiction writer's life.
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Overview

Accept the challenge of writing fiction that's not just good, but GREAT--and salable. Bestselling author Leonard Bishop provides 329 succinct, powerful chapters of writing instruction, each containing clear-cut examples to demonstrate, not just tell, the points he makes. Bishop offers lively comments and insights into the attitudes and experiences involved in a fiction writer's life.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780898794649
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/1992
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITES

    DARE TO BE A GREAT WRITER, by Leonard Bishop, was one of the first ¿how-to¿ books I read when I first started writing novels, and it¿s still one of my favorites. Much like Robert Masello¿s Robert¿s Rules of Writing, this is a collection of writing tips presented in no particular order. Because of the format, I wouldn¿t recommend either as the first ¿how-to¿ book for a novice. But the scrambled format works well for me when I¿m looking for a ¿writing tip of the day¿ or a quick read during TV commercials. Many of the ideas offer practical help others provide thought-provoking insight. You don¿t have to agree with every ¿key¿ to enjoy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    What a great help

    I have been writing for years, and reading books on 'How to Write,' but Bishop does a great job of making it easy. He shows the most common mistakes, escpecially with examples that are simple to follow. You writers out there, Quit telling me about you in your books. Bishop lists it as one of the major mistakes, as well as repeating, and.... Just get the book if you are serious about writing and want to get better.

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